Java News from Saturday, October 8, 2005

The Maven Project has posted the first beta of Continuum, a "continous intergration server for building Java based projects." Continuum supports projects based on Ant, Maven 1, and Maven 2. It exposes web and XML_RPC interfaces, and provides e-mail notification of build failures. Code can be checked out of CVS and Subversion repositories. Beta 4 adds User/Group management, a blame mechanism, a working copy browser, and a configuration page.

The Eclipse Project has posted the fourth milestone release of AspectJ 1.5/5.0 (borrowing a version numbering scheme from the JDK). M4 "contains a large number of bug fixes and enhancements since M3, including the new reflection and weaver tools APIs." AspectJ is a derivative of Java that allows programmers to write code that applies across multiple classes. The AspectJ compiler requires Java 1.3 but can generate code for Java 1.1 and later. This release is focused on Java 1.5/5.0 compatibility.